Global learning provider Demos Group has undertaken a strategic reorganisation to introduce a new learning solutions-oriented operating model and a broader range of training services to clients in five key countries.
The group’s operations in Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal and Spain will now be managed by Hemsley Fraser, which has been a subsidiary company of Demos Group since 2008.
Franck Lebouchard, CEO of Demos Group, explained: “Hemsley Fraser’s operating model is very successful in the United Kingdom and the United States. We’ve restructured our internal operations because we see great potential in replicating that success in other markets. This is an exciting development as it means that clients in five more countries can now take advantage of the combined strength of Hemsley Fraser’s and Demos’s expertise in managed learning services, customised learning solutions, personalised in-house training programmes, publicly-scheduled training courses and digital learning. This opens up new opportunities for organisations to create even more effective localised training programmes, and also means that multinational clients can benefit from truly transformative and integrated global learning programmes.”
Todd Turner, CEO of Hemsley Fraser, said: “This strategic reorganisation represents a vote of confidence in our strategy from Demos. All of the group’s employees and operations across Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal and Spain now fall under Hemsley Fraser’s umbrella and we look forward to continuing to support the positive learning activity underway in these markets. This change greatly expands our international service capability and will ensure that key clients in these countries will benefit from a broader range of learning services and expertise.”
Hemsley Fraser’s immediate plans for the expanded international operation include offering their top UK training programmes in the new countries, promoting greater digital learning offerings and extending their Managed Services support centre footprint, currently run out of the southwest of the UK, through the addition of a new Managed Services customer support centre in Frankfurt.
Founded in 1991, Hemsley Fraser is a learning specialist which is recognised as one of the world’s leading providers of leadership and management training and managed learning. The company’s training and faculty network includes over 5,000 L&D professionals worldwide.
“We have a robust suite of our own intellectual property,” added Todd Turner. “This means we can rapidly create personalised learning programmes that are customised to a client’s needs. There’s a growing market for this as clients want training that feels uniquely theirs, but they don’t want to pay for fully bespoke solutions. Over the past year, we’ve invested heavily in digital learning innovations, interactive design technology and next-generation classroom environments to really bring to life how learning is changing. We look forward to bringing these innovations to new markets through this expanded relationship with the Demos international organisations.
In this internal reorganisation, Turner will also now serve as Executive Vice President of International Operations for parent company Demos.